Carolan’s Welcome waltz

Also known as Carden’s Welcome, Carolan’s Air, O’Carolan’s Welcom, O’Carolan’s Welcome, O’Carolans Welcome, O’Carolon’s Welcome.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Rolling In The Barrel (a few times).

Carolan's Welcome has been added to 502 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB |: A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | dedcBA | B2 G2 E2 |
c3 B A2 | d3 c B2 | ce E2 G2 | A4 cB |
A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | dedcBA | B2 G2 E2 |
g3 f e2 | a3 g ed | cedcBc | [1 A4 cB :| [2 A4 A2 |
|: e2 ab c'2 | e2 ab c'2 | c'bagab | c'2 e2 e2 |
f2 afed | e2 gedc | d2 e2 g2 | a6 |
ageg a2 | gede g2 | edcdec | d2 B2 G2 |
c3 B A2 | d3 c B2 | ce E2 G2 | [1 A4 A2 :| [2 A6 |]
# Added by Sarah .
ABC
X: 2
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
B3 A G2 | c3 B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
f3 e d2 | g3f dc | Bd cB AB | G4 :|
d2 ga b2 | d2 ga b2 | ba gf ga | b2 d2 d2 |
e2 ge dc | d2 fd cB | c2 d2 f2 | g4 g2 |
gf df g2 | fd cd f2 | dc Bc dB | c2 A2 F2 |
B3 A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2 GA B2 | E2 GA B2 | A>B AG FE | D/E/F D2 B,2 |
G2 GF E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 GF |
E2 G>A B2 | E2 GA BG | AB AG FE | D3 C B,2 |
d2 dc B2 | e2 ed BA | G/A/B AG FG | E4 ||
B2 ef g2 | B2 ef g2 | gf ed ef | g2 B2 B2 |
c2 ec BA | B2 dB AG | A3 B d2 | e4 e2 |
ed Bd e2 | dB AB d2 | B>A GA B/A/G | A2 F2 D2 |
G3 F E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BA | G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
B3A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
f3e d2 | g3f dc | Bd cB AB | G4 ||
|: dc | d2 ga b2 | d2 ga b2 | ba gf ga | b2 d2 d2 |
e2 ge dc | d2 fd cB | c2 d2 f2 | g4 g2 |
gf df g2 | fd cd f2 | dc Bc dB | c2 A2 F2 |
B3A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 ||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 5
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB |: A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | de dc BA | (3GAB G2 E2 |
c3B A2 | d3c B2 | ce E2 G2 | A4 cB |
A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | de dc BA | (3GAB G2 E2 |
g3f e2 | a3g ed | ce dc Bc | [1 A4 cB :| [2 A4 A2 |
|: e2 ab c'2 | e2 ab c'2 | c'b ag ab | c'2 e2 e2 |
f2 af ed | e2 ge dc | d2 e2 g2 | a6 |
ag eg a2 | gede g2 | ed cd ec | d2 B2 (3GAB |
c3B A2 | d3c B2 | ce E2 G2 | [1 A4 A2 :| [2 A6 |]
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 6
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
dc |: B2 de f2 | B2 de f2 | ef ed cB | (3ABc A2 F2 |
d3c B2 | e3d c2 | df F2 A2 | B4 dc |
B2 de f2 | B2 de f2 | ef ed cB | (3ABc A2 F2 |
a3g f2 | b3a fe | df ed cd | [1 B4 dc :| [2 B4 B2 |
|: F2 Bc d2 | F2 Bc d2 | dc BA Bc | d2 F2 F2 |
g2 bg fe | f2 af ed | e2 f2 a2 | b6 |
ba fa b2 | afef a2 | fe de fd | e2 c2 (3ABc |
d3c B2 | e3d c2 | df F2 A2 | [1 B4 B2 :| [2 B6 |]
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 7
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|:"Am" A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 |"G" de dc BA | "Em" G/A/B G2 E2 |
[1 "Am"c3 B A2 |"Dm" d3 c B2 |"Em" c/d/e E2 G2 |"Am" A4 cB :|
[2 "C" g3 f e2 |"Dm" a3 g ed |"Em" ce dc Bc |"Am" A4 ed ||
|: "Am" e2 ab c'2 |"Am" e2 ab c'2 | "F" c'b ag ab | "C" c'2 e2 e2 |
"Dm" f2 afed |"C" e2 ge dc |"Dm" d2 e2 g2 |"Am" a6 |
"F" ag eg a2 |"C" ge de g2 | ed cd ec |"G" d2 B2 G2 |
"Am" c3 B A2 |"Dm" d3 c B2 |"Em" c/d/e E2 G2 |1 "Am" A4 A2 :|2 "Am" A4 cB ||
ABC

Nine comments

In honor of Derek Bell

From the Carolan

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What a cool tribute to Mr. Bell.

: Chords

This is the best resource around but I wonder if chord text could be added…….Im sure it would be helpfull for many!

“Sarah’s Welcoming Mazurka” ~ duplication (?) ~ a rescued curiosity?

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on April 9th 2007 by JACKB.
~ /tunes/7059

X: 1
T: Sarah’s Welcoming
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Gmaj
|: BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
B3 A G2 | c3 B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
f3 e d2 | g3f dc | Bd cB AB | G4 :|
|: dc |
d2 ga b2 | d2 ga b2 | ba gf ga | b2 d2 d2 |
e2 ge dc | d2 fd cB | c2 d2 f2 | g4 g2 |
gf df g2 | fd cd f2 | dc Bc dB | c2 A2 F2 |
B3 A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 :|

Sarah’s Welcoming ~ A beautiful tune.
# Posted on April 9th 2007 by JACKB

And a response to that from MTGuru:

Duplicated: "O’Carolan’s Welcome"

What is the source of this setting? Shouldn’t the key signature here be G Minor (2 flats)? I’ve heard it more commonly played in A Minor. What is the source of the unusual tune title? All the linked recordings have it as (O’)Carolan’s Welcome. Does anyone play this as a mazurka?

# Posted on April 10th 2007 by MTGuru

My answer to MTGuru’s last question ~ "Not anyone in their right mind!"

“O’Carolan’s Welcome” ~ e minor

X: 1134
T: O’Carolan’s Welcome
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: piece
K: e minor
GF |
E2 GA B2 | E2 GA B2 | A>B AG FE | D/E/F D2 B,2 |
G2 GF E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 GF |
E2 G>A B2 | E2 GA BG | AB AG FE | D3 C B,2 |
d2 dc B2 | e2 ed BA | G/A/B AG FG | E4 ||
B^A |
B2 ef g2 | B2 ef g2 | gf ed ef | g2 B2 B2 |
c2 ec BA | B2 dB AG | A3 B d2 | e4 e2 |
ed Bd e2 | dB AB d2 | B>A GA B/A/G | A2 F2 D2 |
G3 F E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 ||

~ corrected ending ~ GB B,2 ^D2 | E4 ||

Yes Dow, you are right, who in their right mind would play an ^E… I must have been semi-conscious again, that damned firewater I keep brewing up and drinking… Just don’t report me to the authorities. It should have been ^D not ^E… I hang my head in shame ~ :-(

Interesting reading

There is a page and a half blurb on Carolans tunes in the ‘Irish Reel Book’ by Patrick Steinbach comes with a cd too. It has this tune and other Carolan tunes also

B minor

This is a good key for pipes and whistles, I dropped the notes down an octave where they got a little too high.

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